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There were no reported injuries from an early morning fire in Lauderhill, but firefighters had to rescue some residents from the balconies of an apartment complex.
The alarm sounded just before 4 a.m. Monday at the Cypress Grove Apartments at 4400 NW 19th St., said Lauderhill Fire Rescue Division Chief Jeff Levy.
“[There was] heavy smoke in the hallways,” he said. “They were rescuing people from the secondfloor balconies.”
Fire investigators were trying to find the person who lives in the apartment where the fire started.
“We’re trying to find out who occupies it,” Levy said. “Investigators are investigating the cause [of the fire but] no determination yet.”
The four-story apartment complex had enclosed hallways requiring about a half dozen rescues.
“Due to the smoke conditions people couldn’t get out of their apartments, so we [had] to rescue people with the ground ladders off their second floor balconies,” he said.
The flames were contained to one second-floor apartment and there was smoke and water damage to the neighboring apartments, he said.